On a granite buff overlooking Carmel Valley, this 60 year-old 4-bedroom post-adobe home invites those who desire tranquility and beauty as well as easy access to the beach and countryside. Pool and views are amenities that come with the territory.
Residing on 12 acres lies this 60 year-old post adobe home where views are plentiful and life is inspiring. Whether soaking in the beauty of the surrounding oaks, swimming in the solar-heated pool or soaking in the adjacent hot tub, sunning on the home’s expansive deck, wandering around the trails, or admiring the vineyards, you’ll know that you have touched the essence of Carmel Valley.
Unique to this property is its convenient location. With 2 guest Monterey Bay Aquarium passes included in the rental, the home is approximately 20 minutes from downtown Monterey, and just 5 miles form Carmel-by-the-Sea. This makes it situated beyond the fog line and in the heart of the sunbelt. Pitched a on granite bluff 300 feet above Carmel River, the property welcomes couples, families or small groups desiring tranquility and privacy.
The 4-bedroom home accommodates up to 7 people comfortably and consists of two wings: one with a master bedroom and bathroom and the other with 3 bedrooms plus an office. At the center of the home is the kitchen/dining/living room. With two wood-burning stoves located in the living room and kitchen and an additional fireplace in the master bedroom, the living area is encased in glass, allowing full sun, warmth, and light. High ceilings, wood floors, upgraded appliances add to the ambiance and functionality of the retreat.
Walk outside, and you find yourself on 12 private acres, complete with hundred-year old oaks and views that are unsurpassed. Just steps from the front door is a solar-heated swimming pool, with adjacent bathroom, deck chairs and patio set; all perfect for sunning and entertainment. Pathways through the property provide access to an organic garden of flowers and vegetable planters, complete with vegetables for dinner. Small plots of grapes also cover the property.
Located just beyond the coastal fog line, the white-sand beaches and array of restaurants and outdoor cafes of Carmel are just 4.5 miles west, while the best wineries in Carmel Valley are located approximately 6 miles east of the property. The spectacular Big Sur Coastline beckons you to drive south 30 miles to enjoy Ventana, Nepenthe and The Post Ranch Inns. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with beach and amusement part is just 50 miles by car.
Longer term rentals are also available at discounted prices...Summer & Holiday rates vary so be sure to ask for a quote!
The Monterey Transit System travels through Carmel Valley, however given that the home is located 1.3 miles from the nearest drop-off, private cars are advisable.
Other Things to Note
Note that a 10.5% transit occupancy tax has been included in the pricing of this home. Once you book the home, we will initiate and ask you to sign a short-term rental agreement to supplement that which is available through Airbnb.
This is a family-friendly home that will comfortably accommodate a maximum of 8 guests and visitors and 3 cars. To further underscore this, we do not accept requests for parties or gatherings, such as weddings and family reunions. We do ask that those who inhabit the home look after it as if it were your own, enjoy it, and take care of it for us. If children accompany you, be aware that the pool is un-gated so they will need to be pool-safe and supervised. Please also know that we have neighbors who value the quiet-like sanctuary environment and so we ask that noise be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10pm and 8am. And finally, while on the property, please don't feed the wildlife, especially the deer.
Thank you and enjoy!
Staying in this lovely Carmel home for a small workshop/retreat was perfect. The living room was comfortable for our long talks throughout the day, the dining area and kitchen were spacious, the outdoor space was lovely during breaks, and the bedrooms were comfortable. Barbara was readily available when we had questions during our stay and was very helpful. This was a lovely, quiet, peaceful space and I would highly recommend it to others.
Barbara's place is exactly how she describes it- a true slice of paradise. We were 6 adults and a baby and we all had plenty of space to relax and enjoy the beautiful place. We had a wonderful time soaking in the sun, view and the lovely atmosphere of the house. Barbara was very helpful and the perfect host. She replied quickly to emails and phone calls and had given good directions to the house. We definitely want to go back to Carmel, and would love to stay in Barbara's house again. I highly recommend this place.
Barbara's place was spacious and beautiful. It was a very nice private retreat for my extended family as we explored the central coast. I would recommend it to any large party.
Our experience staying at Barbara's house exceeded our expectations. We came with 7 adults and a toddler, and the space was perfect for us. We cooked our meals there and found all the kitchen items and utensils that we needed. Even cleaning supplies and items you wouldn't think of were available. It was chilly so we didn't use the pool or garden, but the deck was lovely, and we enjoy a good view! Barbara had thought of everything, including portable heaters for the bedrooms, and she was available and responsive to emails. The house has wheelchair accessibility, which we needed.
Our two night stay at Barbara's home was delightful. The home is beautiful and comfortably accommodated 3 couples and our 2 small grandchildren. Flowers and seasonal decorations welcomed us for our pre- Christmas visit. The kitchen is well equipped and allowed us to cook meals for the whole family which we enjoyed at the large farm table surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Carmel Valley. Carmel by the Sea and Point Lobos are only minutes away. We would love to be there again when the weather is warmer and could eat outside on the large decks over looking the valley below. Barbara made herself available for any questions we had during our stay and was delightful to deal with. We highly recommend this listing and have told others about it already.
Our visit was great! Barbara made us feel welcome; the location was good and the house functioned just as we hoped. In November we got to enjoy the deck some but always could enjoy the views from inside. Plenty of space for different groupings of activities and people.
My friends and I had a wonderful time staying at Barbara's gorgeous Carmel Valley house. The view is spectacular, and the house is spacious and comfortable. We had everything we needed for a cozy weekend cooking dinners, hiking, and playing games by the fire.
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Twenty years ago, we purchased this 1953 post adobe ‘fixer-upper’ and created a home that has become a haven and retreat for all with whom we share company. Because the outside is where we have chosen to spend most of our time, the gardens, deck, and pool area have become an extension of the property. We welcome you to this slice of paradise.